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Synonyms for egg

get or have or be left with or end up with egg on your face

Synonyms

  • be humiliated
  • be embarrassed
  • be crushed
  • be put down
  • be shamed
  • look foolish
  • be taken down a peg
  • be put in your place

Synonyms for egg

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But we are in danger of killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
McGrath says: "If bookmakers squeeze punters, they will be killing the goose that lays the golden eggs."
For growth to continue, Brenner argues that not only must the economic and political elements that maintain the ability and the wish to save/invest be maintained, but continued growth also requires a set of social and moral elements tht keep the bourgeoisie from "killing the goose that lays the golden eggs." That is, since capitalism is based on individualistic and materialistic competition, some kind of constraints must be placed on the competition lest it evolve into a Hobbesian war of all against all.
Rather like killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
"We are killing the goose that lays the golden eggs," said Vince Cinches, Oceans Campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia.